Thursday, February 29, 2024

There’s going to be a traffic shift on Longhill Road – part of VDOT’s widening project. Here’s what you need to know

(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

The next temporary traffic shift for the Longhill Road Widening Project is scheduled to take place on Longhill Road, starting from the Olde Towne Road intersection and ending just east of Williamsburg West Drive, weather and schedule permitting.

VDOT officials that traffic shift may start as early as Friday, Dec. 4.

Traffic in both directions will be shifted to the outside travel lanes to allow for the next phase of construction that will include performing work within the median and a new roundabout being constructed on Longhill Road at Williamsburg Plantation Drive.

That shift will also introduce a new roundabout traffic pattern at this location using the outside travel lanes. Traffic markings and traffic control devices will be in place to ensure a smooth transition into the new traffic pattern, according to a news release from VDOT.

During this traffic configuration estimated to last through late summer 2021, access will be maintained to all business and property entrances; however, left turns entering and exiting King of Glory Lutheran Church & School will be restricted during this phase.

To access the parking lot, motorists traveling west must continue down Longhill Road and make a U-turn onto the eastbound lanes at the Olde Towne Road intersection.

Motorists exiting the parking lot must make a right turn onto Longhill Road and travel eastbound to the next intersection at Williamsburg West Drive, where they may U-turn to travel westbound, according to VDOT.

The work is dependent upon weather conditions; therefore, the schedule and duration of the work are subject to change.

Click here for more information on the Longhill Road Widening Project.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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